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Convergence/Divergence: Exploring Black Mountain College and Chicago’s New Bauhaus/Institute of Design

February 4 – March 25, 2016

This exhibition explores the relationship between the two most direct Bauhaus educational descendants in America, Josef Albers’ Black Mountain College in North Carolina and Chicago’s New Bauhaus/Institute of Design founded by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Examples of both faculty and student work will reveal the shared pedagogy rooted in the German Bauhaus structure and method, and illuminate the role that these two adapted Bauhaus educational models had in nurturing and defining modernism in the American culture.

Exhibition produced by the Black Mountain College Museum and curated by Michael Reid.

Public Reception: Thursday, February 4, 5 - 8 p.m.

Koehnline Museum of Art
Des Plaines campus


September - May*
Monday - Friday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

*Closed Friday, May 29

June - August
Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

For special visits call:

Nathan Harpaz, Ph.D.
Manager and Curator